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Option to Kill (The Nathan McBride Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Peterson
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Nathan McBride, “the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years” (Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend), returns in the third installment of one of the best new series in thriller fiction.

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life.

Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just twelve years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits

In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.

In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.

This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book. Learn more about Kindle Serials

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    4.0 out of 5 stars option to kill 11 Feb. 2013
    By DaveM
    Format:Kindle Edition
    not a believable tale. no professional would take a child with him in the way nathan did in this book.
    it was exciting to read if a bit too complicated and wordy. i have read both of the previous books and feel this is the weakest.
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    The Nathan McBride Series
    By Andrew Peterson

    Option to Kill

    McBride returns in the third instalment of the toughest new guy, action thriller of the 'soon to be a movie' series.

    In a few short steps Andrew Peterson has created a character that other authors only dream of. The action jumps off the page and your life will pass you by as you try to keep track of McBride in a `24' style serial where everything happens so quickly you won't put it down.

    It starts with a text message that leads to a child abduction of a niece Nathan never knew he had and then Peterson takes us on a rollercoaster shootout after shootout in down-town Los Angles that finally climaxes in the desert. This 36hr story ends in a life-or-death finale I haven't read since 'Point of Impact', the book that became the movie 'Shooter' with Mark Wahlberg.

    This book was initially released in 7 episodes as a Kindle serial, where you received a serial every 2 weeks over a 3 month period. *All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.

    As reviewed in the February 2013 issue of An Cosantóir (The Defender) The Irish Defence Forces Magazine by Sgt Wayne Fitzgerald - -
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    2.0 out of 5 stars McBride the robot! 24 Aug. 2014
    By Steve
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    The third in the Nathan McBride series and pretty much like the first two this novel is quite corny!
    McBride is a wooden character, the dialogue in the book is stilted, robotic, and unrealistic....people just don't talk to each other like they do in this novel!
    The story frustrated me at times, I'm all for a bit of escapism, and pushing the bounds of realism.
    The story revolves around a young girl texting McBride for help after being kidnapped. What follows is a series of events with McBride going on a one man quest to bring down a criminal gang with a 12 yr old in tow. This beggers belief as McBride is dating a senior FBI agent and for some unknown reason, ( the author tries to explain why but it never makes sense), he doesn't just call his girlfriend, turn himself in, and let them deal with it!!
    The end scenario starts off well as McBride sets out to outfox the baddie but you just find yourself saying 'oh come in get real' when he prevails despite having injuries that would have knocked out an ox let alone a man, one of which is self inflicted!!
    The author can write a novel but he seriously needs to make his dialogue more akin to how people actually speak rather than the script from an 80's B movie action script.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Option to Kill (The Nathan McBride Series) 4 Mar. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I love the Nathan McBride books: started with "First to Kill" and became hooked. At first found the books a bit violent but it all fits in with the plot and they become real page-turners. Lots of interesting technical details on equipment, tough but moral heroes, etc.

    Have read all 3 of these books and hope more will be forthcoming.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars The third McBride 27 May 2013
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    Well, I enjoyed the read but it was so different from the other two. I like the dynamic of the Nate & Harv combo which this was sadly missing. As delightful as Lauren was being Nate`s Niece it didn't have the grit of a true professional team. That said Nate is a likeable hero and there was enough tension to keep the pages turning.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Reading! 30 Mar. 2013
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    I Love Reading! I carry a book around with me most of the day. I most times only buy books that I know I will enjoy reading. I have a preference for certain authors but do like trying new ones too. I treat books as my companion & never leave home without them?
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Option to Kill The Nathan McBride Series 18 April 2013
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    I could not put this book down, it was amazing from start to finish and a must read.

    From the very beginning it holds you in suspense and just when you think you have worked it out off it goes again.

    Definatly one for reading.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 17 July 2013
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    Loved all the Nathan McBride trilogy. This book continued the adventures of the characters in the first book, taking the reader on an enjoyable ride. Hopefully more books regarding this character are around the corner.
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